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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Priests share vital connection

A Colorado priest took the term "gift of self" literally when he donated a kidney to a fellow priest. Catholic News Service has the story of Father Steven Voss, parochial vicar at Spirit of Christ Parish in Arvada, Colo., who received a kidney from Father Matt Hartley, parochial vicar of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Northglenn, Colo, a few months ago.

Father Voss, whose struggled with health problems since he was 1, praised Father Hartley's selfless decision. "To know another person is willing to offer a part of themselves to sustain your existence is an overwhelming gesture of Christ's love," he said. "Father Matt and I will always share a special bond because of this event, one that was formed through a profound experience of participating in Christ's love."

Click HERE to read the entire inspirational story.

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